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Holiday happiness

You would have to be a real scrooge not to find things to enjoy during the last few months of the year. And we know you're not! So we have some items for your consideration.

Steelhead Diner

Worried about how to get everything done for Thanksgiving, including entertaining out-of-town family? Steelhead has you covered. Who doesn't want to visit Pike Place Market, one of the oldest continuously-operated public markets in the U.S.? While there, you can shop for turkey day essentials. Exhausted, hungry, and thirsty? Slip into Steelhead Diner for a relaxing evening enjoying their full menu and great cocktails on Thanksgiving Eve. Want something special? Enjoy an Almquist Winemaker Dinner on Tuesday, November 21, with owner/winemaker Ben Almquist on hand. Your work is done.

Steelhead Diner is located at 95 Pine Street in the Pike Place Market. The Almquist Winemaker Dinner takes place Tuesday, November 21, at 6 p.m. Cost is $85. When making reservations, please let them know if you are coming for the winemaker dinner. Free parking after 5 p.m., with validation, when using the Public Market garage at 1531 Western Ave. Steelhead Diner is open daily from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 206-625-0129.


Holidays=Excess, and Orfeo supports you in true style with excessively good food, excessively good cocktails and wine, excessively fun atmosphere, and excessively good service. They're 110% committed to helping you spend quality time with friends and family, and scandalously close to many Christmas festivities: have a great meal before or after seeing a blockbuster at Cinerama, heading into Belltown, or viewing the Nutcracker at Seattle Center. In November, they're open for Thanksgiving Eve, and are kicking off the season via a wine dinner with Cakebread Cellars' winemaker Aryn Morell on the 21st. Make Orfeo part of your excessively bright holiday season.

Orfeo is located at 2107 3rd Ave in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. They are open daily from 4-10 p.m. The Cakebread Cellars dinner is on Tuesday, November 21, at 6 p.m. Cost is $85. When making reservations, please let them know if you are coming for the wine dinner.

Blueacre Seafood

Do you love Thanksgiving at home, but also love to celebrate the holiday by going out? Blueacre makes it easy to do both: they're open Thanksgiving Eve with their full menu available. Sit back and savor, knowing you have your turkey day traditions ahead. Blueacre is also perfectly located to enjoy a great meal, then take advantage of Black Friday weekend or a show at either the Paramount or Fifth Avenue. And you can't miss the Owen Roe Winemaker Dinner with owner/winemaker David O'Reilly on November 20. Take advantage of everything this holiday season at Blueacre Seafood!

Blueacre Seafood is located at 1700 7th Avenue in downtown Seattle. Owen Roe Winemaker Dinner takes place Tuesday, November 20, at 6 p.m. Cost is $95. When making reservations, please let them know if you are coming for the winemaker dinner. Free parking in their garage after 5 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends. Blueacre Seafood is open daily from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 206-659-0737.

The Capital Grille

Simplify your holiday shopping with The Capital Grille! Amid all the gift choices for family and friends, The Capital Grille would be honored that you'd consider sharing a dining experience with them. Together, enjoy fine dining, world-class wine, and service as gracious as it is attentive. And when you give $500 or more in gift cards, you'll receive an additional card worth 10% of your purchase. They will also present you with their exclusive knife set - a special holiday dividend for your generous gift. Join them for a special Sunday holiday brunch featuring complimentary valet parking, and endless mimosas for $12!

The Capital Grille is located at 1301 4th Avenue in the historic Cobb Building downtown. The Sunday a la carte brunch will be held on December 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Reserve your space by calling 206-382-0900. To purchase your gift cards, please go to their website. Hours are Sunday 4-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday 4:30-11 p.m.

Barking Dog Alehouse

You know it as a great neighborhood hangout with fun food and craft beers, as well as a full bar. But it's also a wonderful option for office holiday parties and larger family/friend get-togethers. A small room slightly offset from the restaurant gives an intimate feeling to your party; add a curtain for more privacy. Wood walls; TV; tables that can be moved out for a stand-up reception, set up buffet-style, or left for a full-service sit-down meal. Choose a special menu or offer the full menu to your group. It's the perfect spot to make your holidays merrier!

Barking Dog Alehouse is located at 705 NW 70th Street in the Ballard area. Hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Email dan@bdalehouse to plan your party! 206-782-2974.


Festive Northwest dinners often combine two ideas: fine food and wine, plus a casual and comfortable atmosphere. They're not mutually exclusive, especially at Russell's where simple is done well. Beef tenderloin, juicy scallops, fresh fish: simply amazing flavors paired with the best Northwest wines (and beyond). The wine country atmosphere with dark woods, leather sofas, and windows onto a green belt is the perfect backdrop for holiday get-togethers. Whether you meet friends in the bar for a bite and beverage, or enjoy a full meal in the dining room, you know from the first moment that you've chosen wisely, grasshopper.

Russell's is located 3305 Monte Villa Parkway in Bothell. Happy hour Tuesday-Friday 4-6 p.m., dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5-10 p.m., Sunday 4:30-9 p.m. 425-486-4072.

Ballard Pizza Co.

Ballard Pizza Co., an Ethan Stowell restaurant, is the perfect spot for a relaxed evening with friends and family. Come in, kick back, and enjoy a cold pint of local beer with a fresh prosciutto and arugula pizza straight from the oven. If you're looking for a little more privacy, have a larger group, or are booking a casual company party, their private back room is ideal. Seating for up to 36, with your own custom menu, and a television to play a movie or tune into the game. Choose one of their three locations and party through the holidays!

Ballard Pizza Co. locations are in Ballard (206-946-9960), Frēlard (206-946-9966), and South Lake Union (206-623-3583). Hours vary by location. To book your room or get more information, please go to and click on "Groups."

Petra Bistro

Holidays are a time of great fun; add Petra into the mix and raise your food fun to an all-time high. Who can be sad where there is fried cauliflower topped with house tahini sauce? ("House" anything here translates to "OMG, this is so good.") Who can be cold where there is house red lentil soup? Who can be hungry where there are dishes like Mediterranean prawns with a house mix of North African spices, or Petra Royale chicken breast with cauliflower and garlic sauce? And who would want to leave this warm place showcasing elements of the Mediterranean throughout? Not you.

Petra Bistro is located at 2501 4th Ave in Belltown. Lunch is offered Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinner Monday-Thursday 4:30-9:15 p.m., Friday-Saturday 4:30-9:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days. 206-728-5389.

B & E Meats and Seafood

Remember Oliver!, an English musical based on the Charles Dickens' novel? The lyrics from "Food, Glorious Food," "Consider Yourself at Home, Consider Yourself One of the Family," and "I'd Do Anything for You" contain the inspiring words B & E Meats and Seafood lives by. They only carry glorious meats and seafood, they are a place where everyone is considered family, and they will do just about anything to meet your need and expectation for great customer service. Their holiday line-up includes Dry Aged Prime Rib roasts, house-smoked turkeys and hams, and more. Order yours today, and start singing Oliver!

B & E Meats and Seafood have four locations: Queen Anne, Des Moines, Burien, and Newcastle, with varying hours. Check out more about B & E Meats and Seafood here:

Collections Café

Surround yourself with Dale Chihuly's personal collections as you celebrate the warmth of the holidays. Located at Chihuly Garden and Glass, Collections Café is the perfect space for you and your guests to relax and enjoy a local, hand-crafted menu. Whether it's hosting a company party, enjoying weekend brunch with your closest family and friends, or celebrating the end of the year, they have the ability to accommodate and customize a menu for your special event.

Collections Café is located at 305 Harrison Street next to the Space Needle. Savor Northwest cuisine Monday-Friday, 11am - 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm. To book an event, contact To make reservations, please call 206-753-4935.

Olympic Peninsula Wineries Harvest Wine & Cider Tour

The Olympic Peninsula Wineries invite you to share the season's bounty paired with wine and cider releases that will complement your holiday table. Come to the annual Harvest Wine & Cider Tour over Veteran's Day Weekend and visit 10 locations on the Peninsula from Chimacum to Port Angeles. Turkey pumpkin chili, butternut squash soup, cider cinnamon donuts, and other sweet and savory bites will pair with featured wine and ciders, including Cranberry Jubilee and spiced Dungeness Red to put you in the holiday spirit! Art, gifts, and a look at the newest winery to join the fun, Port Townsend Vineyards and Winery. Go!

The Harvest Wine & Cider Tour will take place November 11 - 12 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online or $40 at the door of each winery (visitors may start at any winery). Wine and food tastings and a souvenir glass are included. Non-touring visitors will be charged a $10 tasting fee at each winery. Visit for further information.

Henry's Tavern Bellevue

Located on the 3rd floor of Lincoln Tower South, Henry's has so much to offer: upscale-casual fare with contemporary interpretations of classic American and International cuisine, an extensive beer list, stylish décor, and an urban feel. It's a great spot to meet up with friends for that alehouse experience. Larger group of family/friends/co-workers? Henry's is ready for any occasion with several semi-private spaces to suit your needs, and buyout event space available. Smart TVs are in each space, and menus can be specially designed for you. You can even get shuffle board reservations with any room reserved. It's Henry's time!

Henry's Tavern is located at 500 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 310, Lincoln Tower South. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., with happy hour 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight, happy hour 3-6 p.m., and 10 p.m.-close. 425-697-9800. Go to their website for more information or to reserve your space.

November 2017

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